21 Songs That Will Motivate You To Hit The Gym (& Help You Have A Great Workout Once You Get There) — LISTEN
Now that spring has finally sprung, one thing seems to be on everybody’s mind: working out. If the April sunshine has thawed your long-forgotten New Year's resolution to hit the gym more often in 2015, you're probably in search of some helpful exercise tips right now. I'm not an expert by any means, but if jogging clumsily on treadmills (and occasionally outside) for years has taught me anything, it’s this: workouts are so much better with music. So, this spring, why not pump up your workout playlist with a bunch of new songs that can make breaking a sweat a whole lot more enjoyable?
Personally, I think it’s really important to keep your workout playlist fresh. After all, hearing just the right song at just the right moment can be the difference between having a good session and a great one. I look for new tunes to add to my iPod just about every week (though not everyone is as music-obsessed as I am). Find what works best for you — and then make sure your playlist is ready-to-go ahead of time.
Here are 21 songs that will motivate you to hit the gym (and help you have a great workout once you get there):
Clean Bandit — "Stronger"
"Stronger" is guaranteed to put you in a fitness frame of mind.
Natalie La Rose — "Somebody" (feat. Jeremih)
The "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" sample in "Somebody" is irresistible!
Fifth Harmony — "Body Rock"
Obviously, "Body Rock" was designed to get your body moving.
Zedd — "I Want You to Know" (feat. Selena Gomez)
"I Want You to Know" is a dance anthem.
Jack Ü — "Take Ü There" (feat. Kiesza)
The crazy beat drop in "Take Ü There" should definitely get your heart rate goin'.
Madonna — "Bitch, I'm Madonna" (feat. Nicki Minaj)
It's impossible to sit still while listening to "Bitch, I'm Madonna." Impossible.
Jess Glynne — "Hold My Hand"
"Hold My Hand" is feel-good music at its finest.
Sheppard — "Geronimo"
Yeah, you'll almost certainly catch yourself singing-along to "Geronimo" during your workout.
Alesso — "Cool" (feat. Roy English)
"Cool" has an infectious melody and a strong beat.
Charli XCX — "Doing It" (feat. Rita Ora) (Jump Smokers Radio Edit)
The Jump Smokers turned "Doing It" into an up-tempo EDM track that's perfect for cardio.
Galantis — "Runaway (U & I)"
"Runaway (U &I)" is another fun track to run to.
Martin Garrix — "Don't Look Down" (feat. Usher)
Put simply, "Don't Look Down" is epic.
Sia — "Elastic Heart" (Wideboys Radio Mix)
We could all use a little more Sia in our lives, right?
WALK THE MOON — "Shut Up and Dance"
"Shut Up and Dance" always pumps me up.
Jason Derulo — "Want to Want Me"
"Want to Want Me" will put you in a good mood.
Giorgio Moroder — "Right Here, Right Now" (feat. Kylie Minogue)
Is there anything Kylie Minogue can't do?
Dave Audé — "Gonna Get U" (feat. Jessica Sutta)
Thanks to its classic sample, "Gonna Get U" is a throwback jam.
Rihanna — "Bitch Better Have My Money" (Handbag House vs. Kat Krazy Bootleg Mix)
This "Bitch Better Have My Money" remix is approximately 7,000 times more awesome than the original. (The tempo is better for your workout, too.)
Cash Cash — "Surrender"
"Surrender" is another home run from electronic music trio Cash Cash.
Fifth Harmony — "Worth It" (feat. Kid Ink)
Again, it's impossible to sit still while listening to "Worth It."
Tove Lo — "Talking Body" (Panic City Remix)